Controversial RV Park OKed; Still Faces Hurdles
The Shediac, New Brunswick, council gave the go-ahead Monday night (April 28) to a controversial 708-site RV park in the popular tourist town.
People packed the Shediac Town Hall for the vote. Many held signs opposing the move, saying “Conflict of Interest,” “Do the right thing” and “We’re taxpayers too,” CBC News reported.
The RV park would become the largest business in the region.
The New Brunswick park has more hurdles to clear before it is built. The land rezoned by council Monday is within town limits, but the project depends on the town annexing property outside town limits.
It would need the province’s approval for that to happen.
Mayor Jacques LeBlanc said the process has been transparent and followed the rules. He said there will be more opportunities for public debate before the issue is resolved.
In addition to concerns about the park itself, the fact that a legislator is a financial partner in the project has led to opposition, with one campground owner filing a conflict-of-interest complaint.
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